Foresthill Divide

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.36 out of 5
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Intermediate
11.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,000 ft
↓ 1,900 ft
1,858
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Just a nice Sunday afternoon ride...just continuous perfectly smooth single track stretching for miles. A few spots of technicality, but nothin' serious. I took the loop clockwise, but ran across many others going the opposite direction. All very friendly and curteouos. The parking at the starting point was very crowded...I got the last spot at around noon. However, there was ample parking at the other end of the trail where it crosses Foresthill Rd the second time (near pic 5). No serious climbs, but it does add up in the end. Thanks to FATRAC for creating this great mtb trail.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Best to ride it counterclockwise as the downhill on the return can have some speed demons and you wouldn't run into 'em head on. I'm 72 and love this trail. I just git outta' the way when the crazies git behind me. All-in-all folks on this trail are the best. -- 'Ol Ed -ed.oconnell

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Q: Hi I'm wondering which way is the best way to ride this trail...I'm intermediate and my partner is a beginner...Does the flow matter?? CCW or CW? Thanks!!!! -Yebba Daor

A: CCW for short steep climbs and long flowing downhill sections

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Reviews (29)
 

Granny Gear

February 7, 2016
Jjnight Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great ride with some flow track, single track and small rock gardens. Beautiful ride along the American River and under the Foresthill bridge.

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Granny Gear

February 8, 2015
John Lane Granny Gear  
 
Review: A most excellent trail for an afternoons ride. Hard to get lost, just dont lose the highway that cuts it down the middle. Never super technical, never super sketchy, just a fun, flowy and god trail. Go for a burrito in Auburn after...

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Gnarly


May 6, 2014
gregval Gnarly  
 
Review: Very good trail; quite a bit of climbing, but no super long climbs. You will get a workout.
Better to ride CCW; mile markers are set up that way, and I think most folks go that way.
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Bunny Hop

April 12, 2014
 
Review: Fun trail. Bring $10 of you want to park in the Auburn SRA lot.

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Gramcounter

August 17, 2013
Twiddles Gramcounter  
 
Review: Best Singletrack in the area. My favorite trail. Unlike other reviews I consider the hills a bit more than moderate in difficulty. This trail defines the term rolling Singletrack. At the second crossing of Foresthill Rd go 25 yards up the road and you will see the trail continue.

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Singletrack


July 8, 2013
cgreen5150 Singletrack  
 
Review: Out of the 20 or so different trails I have rode, this is my favorite. Very good flow either way you ride. I have rode counter-clockwise more than clockwise, but I think clockwise has even better flow. Nothing too technical and pretty open for the most part. Incline on the climbs are moderate. Great trail!

Similar Trail: Sweet Water & Salmon Falls

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Granny Gear

June 4, 2012
rpedro Granny Gear  
 
Review: Just got into MTB. This was my first trail. Went counterclockwise. Kicked my back side cause I am out of shape. Nice people. I was weak after the first side and took Foresthill road back to the truck. Need to head out in the morning because of heat and watch for ppl.

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Bunny Hop

August 3, 2011
bioadam Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Good ride, lots of up followed by fun swoopy downhill. Not super tech, but it keeps you awake. Watch for poison oak

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Granny Gear

April 28, 2011
gtaiken Granny Gear  
 
Review: Ride - 4/25/11 - Rain in the morning made the counter-clockwise loop more difficult. NOT A BEGINNER TRAIL. First time on the bike in 2011 and was quickly reminded that bike shape is different than being in shape. I would suggest that beginners only ride the Clementine side of the loop (it's more of a hammer). When the whole loop is wet or weathered from winter it becomes more of an intermediate trail.

Similar Trail: Emigrant (Truckee)

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Granny Gear

May 14, 2010
haringbone Granny Gear  
 
Review: I love the trail but brought some new riders and they struggled. Not a beginner trail. I took joslinmanman, below and he walked quite a bit. Riding shape and mental shape is important cause it is a long trail, 10plus miles.

Similar Trail: Bad Water trail, Sioux City

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Foresthill Divide MTB Trail 4.36 out of 5 based on 29 ratings. 29 user reviews.
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